Mom’s Turkey & Dressing

Southern Cornbread Dressing

Southern Cornbread Dressing – My Mom’s recipe for THE BEST dressing! SO easy. Homemade cornbread, white bread, celery, onion, cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, chicken stock, salt, pepper and sage. Bake along with bone-in turkey. I could just eat this for Thanksgiving and be happy!
Southern Cornbread Dressing - My Mom's recipe for THE BEST dressing! SO easy. Homemade cornbread, white bread, celery, onion, cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, chicken stock, salt, pepper and sage. Bake along with bone-in turkey. I could just eat this for Thanksgiving and be happy!

This is our favorite part of the holidays – my Mom’s dressing.  I don’t like turkey, but I LOVE my Mom’s dressing.  It is especially good smothered with gravy!

The original recipe came from my Dad’s Mom.  She was a great cook and made one of my other all-time favorite meals – Chicken Tetrazzini.  My Mom has perfected the dressing recipe over the years.   Chicken Legs can’t get enough of this at the holidays.  He especially likes it reheated at about 10:00 pm on Thanksgiving or Christmas night.  Chicken Legs swears this is the best dressing you’ll ever eat – I agree!

Click here for the cornbread recipe we use in the dressing.

Southern Cornbread Dressing - My Mom's recipe for THE BEST dressing! SO easy. Homemade cornbread, white bread, celery, onion, cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, chicken stock, salt, pepper and sage. Bake along with bone-in turkey. I could just eat this for Thanksgiving and be happy!

Southern Cornbread Dressing - My Mom's recipe for THE BEST dressing! SO easy. Homemade cornbread, white bread, celery, onion, cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, chicken stock, salt, pepper and sage. Bake along with bone-in turkey. I could just eat this for Thanksgiving and be happy!

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Main Dish
American
Yield: serves 6 to 8

Southern Cornbread Turkey and Dressing

prep time: 10 minscook time: 2 hourtotal time: 2 hours and 10 mins
Southern Cornbread Dressing – My Mom’s recipe for THE BEST dressing! SO easy. Homemade cornbread, white bread, celery, onion, cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, chicken stock, salt, pepper and sage. Bake along with bone-in turkey. I could just eat this for Thanksgiving and be happy!

ingredients:

  • 3 pans Cornbread (or 24 muffins) (click here for recipe)
  • 3 pieces wheat bread
  • 1 onion
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 1 (10.75-oz) can cream of chicken
  • 1 (10.75-oz) can cream of mushroom
  • 2 (15-oz) cans chicken stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1  to 2 tsp sage, to taste
  • 1 bone-in turkey breast (approx. 5-6 lb)

instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Chop onion and celery in food processor.  Crumble cornbread and bread. Add remaining ingredients (except turkey).  Stir well.  Place dressing in turkey roasting pan, top with turkey breast.
  3. Cover dressing with foil (leaving turkey breast uncovered) and bake at 350 until turkey breast is done – about 2 hours.

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Comments

  1. what if you dont want the dressing mushy but like browned on top some can you take foil off or what. Im a very new cook and not sure bout this and did you season the turkey breast?

  2. julied – yes, bake the cornbread first and tear it up. You want to dry the white bread out a little, but not toast it. Put it in the oven for a minute or in the toaster on the lowest setting.

  3. cajuncutie – You just arrange some foil around the dressing after it has cooked for a while if you see if getting too brown. The dressing and turkey are baked together.

  4. I just want to double check the last persons comment that you agreed on:
    "I pour the dressing into the pan, cover totally with foil, lay turkey breast on top of foil and bake 2 hours. Cook the DRESSING for 2 hours, too?"

    So…you lay the turkey breast on top of the foil that is covering the dressing? Picture looks like it's laying on top of the dressing? If it is, do you just arrange some foil around the dressing to keep it from browning too quickly, letting only the breast to be exposed? I want mine to look as wonderful as your does in the photo!! Thanks for the help!!!

  5. bj – yes, put everything in the oven together and let it cook for about 2 hours. Check the turkey and make sure it is done. You might have to loosely cover the dressing with foil if it gets too brown.

  6. This sounds wonderful and will make it for Thanksgiving…
    Now..
    I pour the dressing into the pan, cover totally with foil, lay turkey breast on top of foil and bake 2 hours. Cook the DRESSING for 2 hours, too???

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